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January 2011

Some local police using new program for immigrant crackdown

Around half of local police forces partnering in a federal immigration enforcement program are using it to arrest illegal immigrants for traffic and other small offenses rather than targeting dangerous criminals, according to a study released on Monday.

Los cómplices

31/01/11 a 11:18am por Maribel Hastings WASHINGTON – ¿Qué podría hacer el gobierno federal con cinco mil millones de dólares adicionales en sus arcas para estimular la economía? Muchas cosas. Eso gastó el gobierno el año pasado en la deportación de 393,000 indocumentados. Se calcula que se gastan alrededor de 12,500 dólares en cada inmigrante … Continue reading »

America's Deporter in Chief

Frustrated by the federal stalemate on illegal immigration, cities and states have spent the last few years crafting their own curbs on unlawful residency. The most publicized of these was in Arizona, which ordered police with “reasonable suspicion” to check people’s immigration status…

The Midwest needs immigrants

In his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, President Obama demanded that we “stop expelling talented, responsible young people,” people we’ve educated, because of irrational immigration policies. This sort of immigration reform should be obvious, particularly in the part of the country that stands to benefit most from more immigration – the politically crucial Midwest.

On Immigration, Republicans Try to Mainstream the Extreme

The push by Republican policymakers at the federal and state level to change the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution shows the depth to which the Republican Party has plunged in its zeal to “crackdown on immigrants.”

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